This study:

  • Demonstrated that cocaine increases expression of the protein E2F3a in the brain's reward system.
  • Suggests that E2F3a elevation functions as a master switch for changes in gene

Two brain scans labeled “No Maltreatment” and “Maltreated”

Childhood maltreatment alters children’s brain development in ways that may increase their risk for substance use and other mental disorders in adulthood. In a NIDA-supported study, researchers found that

 

By: Larke N. Huang, Ph.D., Director, SAMHSA Office of Behavioral Health Equity and Roslyn Holliday-Moore, M.S., Public Health Analyst, SAMHSA Office of Behavioral Health Equity

In 1976 President Gerald Ford

By: Tammy R. Beckham, DVM, PhD, Director, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health

Cross-posted from HHS Viral Hepatitis Blog


Summary: 

SAMHSA chief

This research:

  • Traced the effects of cocaine-induced disruption of serotonin regulation in the ventral pallidum and orbitofrontal cortex.
  • Suggests that these effects may contribute to drug-seeking and cocaine-associated cognitive

By: Elinore F. McCance-Katz, MD, PhD, Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data on the ten leading causes of

This research:

  • Sheds light on a key mechanism of adolescent brain development.
  • Shows how amphetamine disrupts this mechanism.
  • Links this disruption to animal behaviors that resemble human susceptibility

By: Anne M. Herron, M.S., Acting Director, SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

It can be overwhelming and confusing to know where to start if you need to find treatment

By: Luis Vasquez, LICSW, Acting Director, SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Prevention

Alcohol continues to be the most widely used substance of abuse among America’s youth. Recognizing the power of

By: Doug Tipperman, MSW, Tobacco Policy Liaison, SAMHSA Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs

Quitting smoking is a resolution many smokers set for themselves.  It’s widely known that quitting has

By: Tammy R. Beckham, DVM, PhD, Acting Director, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Cross post from HIV.gov Blog

World AIDS Day

By: Anne M. Herron, M.S., Acting Director, SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

Treatment for opioid use disorder is a process that should be carefully managed by a patient and